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Country Tea Room, Dimmingsdale

Our garden seating is now open Thursday-Sunday, tap the button below for more details!

Discover home-cooked meals, delicious desserts and idyllic woodland walks in one of the most picturesque parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands.


Truly one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems.

A walker’s & nature lover’s paradise.

Enjoy A Real Taste Of Staffordshire

Whenever possible, we buy our ingredients from local suppliers within Staffordshire & Derbyshire. Allowing us to support our local community, reduce our environmental impact and ensure the quality of our ingredients are consistently high.

Dog friendly!

We’re a dog-friendly tea room! From free dog treats for all our fluffy visitors, dog ice cream available and water at every table, visit our ‘visiting with dogs’ page to find out more!


Dimmingsdale & The Churnet Valley have inspired  3 generations of our family. As a family and a business, we are committed to preserving and enhancing the environment around us.

The Ramblers Retreat Country Tea Room is open Thursday- Sunday with seating in our woodland gardens!

Bank Holidays: 10:30am-4:00pm

Thursdays & Fridays: 11:00am-3:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30am-4:00pm

Takeaways are also available!

As we adjust to the new normal, we’ll be extending our opening hours!

Nestled in Dimmingsdale in the beautiful Churnet Valley is the Ramblers Retreat, a family-run Country Tearoom.

Since 1981, our family has offered a range of traditional, homemade meals and snacks to visitors to this beautiful valley. Whether you choose to eat in our cosy snug, airy conservatory or our beautiful woodland gardens, we guarantee you’ll find the atmosphere extremely homely, warm and welcoming.

And as well as enjoying a delicious meal, you can also take in the beauty and tranquillity of Dimmingsdale by strolling through the valley using one of the established woodland walks.

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